J.C. and I went on our "first date" this weekend since Eli came home from the hospital, and I must say that it was wonderful. We had an amazing meal at Firebirds - I highly recommend it - but beware if you go there.
We decided to live it up and order a bottle of wine to go with our dinner. While we were deciding on our selection, the waitress asked me what I wanted to drink. My response was "I'll start with water" to which she replied "sparkling or still?". A little taken aback (as we don't eat at "sparkling or still" kind of places very often), I said "still", meaning just regular, plain ole water. the next thing I know she brought me a fancy bottle of water and poured it into a wine glass. I glanced at the menu and almost had a heart attack when I realized that the water cost $3.50! For water! Absurd. I was highly aggravated, but wasn't going to say anything since I just assumed that the restaurant was too fancy-pants to serve regular water. Then, I look at the tables around us to realize that everyone else has regular water being refilled by the waitresses with the regular water pitcher. Why not me....? Do I look so wealthy and high-falutin' that one would assume that regular water is below me? Doubt it. So I ask the waitress when she returns, "Why did you bring me the fancy (extremely expensive) water instead of just the regular water that everyone around me has?" She replied, "Oh, I'm sorry. Usually people speak up if they want tap water when I ask them if they want sparkling or still.". Hmmmm.... I doubt that. I think, rather, that most people fail to speak up when the $3.50 bottle of water is added to their bill for fear of sounding cheap. Luckily that's not me.
Needless to say, she took it off our tab.
Meanwhile, my husband (aka - the person who doesn't like to cause a scene and is embarrassed by his wife who has no qualms about pitching a fit over something like this if necessary) had enough sense to know that if I didn't say anything about it and get it taken off our tab, it would bother me the rest of the evening and put a damper on our nice night out. So, he quietly and patiently allowed me to confront the waitress to resolve the issue. Smart man :).
Anyway, I'm sure most of my visitors will really be coming here for pictures of the little guy (and I aim to please), so here you go.